Loeb Stadium is home for the Lafayette Jefferson High School baseball team and has hosted the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Finals four times.
At the conclusion of the 2019 season, the stadium was closed to begin the building or a new stadium, which is expected to open in early 2021. The project, estimated at approximately $20 million, will see the stadium’s configuration flipped, placing home plate in what was center field. New suites and outdoor group seating areas will be added. The stadium’s grass playing surface is being replaced with a synthetic turf, which will allow the facility to host additional types of events.
The original Loeb Stadium opened in 1940 as Columbian Park Recreational Center and had a capacity of 3,500. From 1943-45, the stadium hosted Spring Training for the Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians. At that time, the stadium was home to the Indians’ Class A affiliate. Loeb also hosted the minor league Lafayette Red Sox, a founding franchise of the Midwest League in 1956. In addition, Loeb has hosted minor league teams — Lafayette Aviators (Prospect League), Ohio Valley Redcoats (Frontier League) and Lafayette Leopards (Great Central League).
In amateur baseball, Loeb was home to the Colt League Baseball World Series for 48 of 49 years between 1969-2017 before it moved to Marion, Ill., in 2018.
Loeb Stadium is located on the corner of Wallace Avenue and Main Street. Parking is available on the streets surrounding the ballpark or the parking lot on Scott Street.
- Take Exit 172 (Lafayette/Rossville SR26).
- Head west on SR26 (South Street).
- Turn left on Park Avenue. Veer right onto Wallace Avenue.
- Loeb Stadium will be on your right.
From Downtown Lafayette:
- Take South Street east (away from river).
- Turn right onto Main Street.
- Loeb Stadium will be up a few blocks on your left.